Police are appealing for witnesses after the body of a Fareham woman was found on the M27 on Tuesday, December 15.
The woman 32-year-old Lucy Page mother of three, was found in the middle lane near the Down End Road Bridge near junction 11 westbound. It’s believed she had been on the bridge moments before the incident and may have had contact with a lorry before ending up on the carriageway.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been prepared for the coroner.
The 28-year-old driver of the lorry, who is from Southampton, was left shocked but unhurt. Lucy was declared dead at the scene.
Jon Cunningham, Lucy’s partner and pictured here with Lucy, said: “
I'm sure with how rapid social media is nowadays, many of our friends are aware of Lucy's passing. I would like to acknowledge and express our appreciation for all the messages of support we have received at this desperate, desperate time for myself and my young family. “As all of you who knew her, Lucy really was the best person to know, the best mother to our children, and the best person to have as a friend...she was and is my best friend. “We, as a family, would appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this most tragic time in our lives.”
Police are renewing the appeal in order to piece together the exact circumstances of this incident. It’s believed a number of other motorists drove around the incident without stopping. We are appealing to those people to make contact with us as they may be important witnesses to what happened.
Two lanes of the motorway were shut for around 3 hours on Tuesday, December 15 while medical staff attended and the scene cleared. Police Sergeant Wayne Voller said: “This was a tragic incident which needed dealing with correctly but sensitively at the scene. We were mindful of the impact on the wider community and did everything in our power to get the road open again as soon as possible.” Anyone who saw Lucy prior to the incident or saw her on the carriageway is asked to call Sgt Voller at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting 44150439284.